This Tuscan estate located in the heart of the Chianti area boasts it all - extensive land, Gallo Nero vines, established wine production and label with full winery, operating agriturismo business and an historic villa - all in a picturesque and secluded location within easy access of Florence and Siena.
Approached down a cypress tree lined drive one is immediately struck but the charming, tranquil location and wonderful views from this east facing compound of buildings found at the heart of the estate. Two of the buildings, which date back to the 1800s were restored in the mid 1990s to create a large house and separate three bedroom apartment. These are currently being successfully run as an agriturismo business. Adjacent one finds the swimming pool, measuring 7m x 14m, set in a panoramic position with large sunbathing area and small corner area to the pool.
The main building in the compound is the historic villa with its origins dating back 1000 years. It has 675 sqm of floor area spread over two storeys and is surrounded by 1 hectare of parkland. This was the original home of the family who have owned the property for many decades and is a most elegant structure and centrepiece to the estate. Whilst the villa boasts wonderful original features and would make a grand owner residence or events venue, it should be noted that it requires renovation.
In addition to the structures being used as dwellings one finds the agricultural facilities, storeroom and winery, all well maintained for their purposes and the winery particularly is fitted with high quality equipment. A Further 2,000 sqm of floor area is available across the other structures, some restored in part, some requiring full renovation.
The land across the estate has been maintained well and cultivated producing DOC and DOCG certified products. The high quality wines bearing the Gallo Nero label and production of up to 90,000 bottles per year is possible and could be further increased if more vines were to be planted.
Approached down 1km of state maintained white road one enjoys a very peaceful setting a very high level of privacy and seclusion yet in under ten minutes one reaches the charming hilltop village of Castellina with his range of shops and restaurants. Siena is 30 minutes by car, Florence 45 minutes and Florence airport just over one hour.